Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas Aug 22

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Are you interested in getting moneys to support your and your book project? Moneys that are a “gift” and don’t have to pay back? It’s called OPM … other people’s money and crowdfunding becomes your window to make it happen.

Oh, you need to tell the taxing folks that you got moneys … but let’s face it, when you create a book, money is spent. Sometimes, lots. Whatever you take in, you will most likely spend–so taxes aren’t an issue–you will have offsetting expenses.

Here are 3 quick tips for crowdfunding success:

1.  You need a plan. You need a platform. You need commitment. Yes, dear author, you do.

2.  Understand that there are critical Timelines involved–some months out. Make sure you get the FREE Timelines available on the Home page of The Book Shepherd website here. Just add your email to receive.

3.  Get my book this week, The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors & Writers. It’s only $15 on Amazon.  It will save you hours of time, includes all the critical elements you need to get started. Don’t miss the Cheat Sheet in the back!

In crowdfunding, you want to be in the minority. Less than 30 percent of authors succeed in getting their books funded. Think of The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors & Writers as your new best friend.

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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 34 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #34 officially launches on Amazon this month: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers.

Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2015, the dates are August 27-29th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Network at .

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